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The Lords of Salem (2012)


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The Lords of Salem (2012)

Given that this is a Rob Zombie movie, I sort of knew what I was getting myself into.  I like some of his music, but I like even less of his movies.  He has a tendency to be too extreme in his films and often in his music as well.  It’s almost as if he is trying too hard to prove to the world that he is demonic.  His movies are usually filled with obscene violence and or torture for no apparent reason at all.  He likes to be crazy because well, maybe he is crazy.  However, I did enjoy his remake of Halloween (2007).  My wife likes horror movies, so I thought I would give this one a shot.  From a film critic’s perspective, I’ll review almost anything.

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The Lords of Salem is about Heidi (Sheri Moon Zombie), a local radio DJ who receives a record in the mail that is labeled: “A gift from the Lords.”  The record is played on the air and the radio station calls the band The Lords of Salem because they are in Salem, Massachusetts.  The music triggers violent and evil flashbacks of witches trying to summon up the Devil in the town hundreds of years before.  It seems as if the Lords of Salem are back for revenge, or maybe Heidi is just going crazy.

The movie was written and directed by Rob Zombie and the rest of the noteworthy cast includes Bruce Davison, Jeff Daniel Phillips, Judy Geeson, Meg Foster, Patricia Quinn, Ken Foree, Dee Wallace, and Maria Conchita Alonso.

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The Lords of Salem was pretty much what I expected it to be.  It’s just another Rob Zombie movie where he tries way too hard to be vile and disgusting.  Once again, Rob Zombie has his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie star in the film.  She is in like all of his movies.

I gave this movie a chance, but I wanted to turn it off about halfway through.  There is a lot of grotesque nudity and mindless violence.  At times, the story is all over the place and it takes a while to get to the point.  Zombie pushes the envelope simply for the sake of trying to be evil, as if that is enough to be entertaining.

The movie is a slow, laughable, pointless waste of time and after a while feels like watching and hearing nails on a chalkboard.  It was stupid and way over the top to the point of boredom.  I kept asking myself, why am I watching this movie?  The only answer that I could come up with was to warn you about it.

The Lords of Salem Painted Zombie

I rate this movie a 1 on a scale of 1-10.

Buy, rent, or run?  Run.

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Redbox Movie Reviews January 2014


Redbox Movie Reviews January 2014

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I have seen 94 of the movies that are currently available at the Redbox.  Of those 94 films, I have written a review for 61 of them.  My reviews will let you know what I think are the best movies currently available at the Redbox and what are the worst movies currently available at the Redbox.

I like a wide variety of movies.  My list consists of comedy movies, horror movies, action movies, drama movies, western movies, science fiction movies, foreign movies, comic book movies, family movies, war movies, etc.  I’ve reviewed almost every genre you can think of, so hopefully it will suit whatever mood you are in.

Note: I will continue to update this list throughout the month of January.  Each month I will keep updating a new list that will have more and more movies on it.  If you like what you see, I hope that you will come back for more in the future.

Click on each title below for a trailer, pictures, cast list, my rating, and my review of that movie.

2 Guns (2013)

6 Souls (2009)

42 (2013)

Admission (2013)

The Big Wedding (2013)

Bullet to the Head (2012)

The Call (2013)

Captain Phillips (2013)

The Company You Keep (2012)

The Conjuring (2013)

Curse of Chucky (2013)

Dead Man Down (2013)

Elysium (2013)

Emperor (2012)

Evil Dead (2013)

The Frozen Ground (2013)

Gangster Squad (2013)

Getaway (2013)

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

The Hangover Part III (2013)

The Heat (2013)

The Hunger Games (2012)

The Iceman (2012)

Identity Thief (2013)

InAPPropriate Comedy (2013)

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

The Internship (2013)

Jobs (2013)

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Killing Season (2013)

The Last Stand (2013)

Lee Daniels’ The Butler (2013)

The Lone Ranger (2013)

The Lords of Salem (2012)

Mama (2013)

Man of Steel (2013)

Man of Tai Chi (2013)

Mud (2012)

Now You See Me (2013)

Oblivion (2013)

Olympus Has Fallen (2013)

Only God Forgives (2013)

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

Pain & Gain (2013)

Pawn Shop Chronicles (2013)

The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

Prisoners (2013)

The Purge (2013)

Red 2 (2013)

R.I.P.D. (2013)

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

Stuck in Love (2012)

This is the End (2013)

Trance (2013)

Vehicle 19 (2013)

Violet & Daisy (2011)

The Way, Way Back (2013)

We’re the Millers (2013)

White House Down (2013)

The Wolverine (2013)

World War Z (2013)

If you like what you see then click on this link: www.brockingmovies.com to check out the rest of my site.  Movies are what I do.

Horror Movie Reviews for Halloween


Horror Movie Reviews for Halloween

Are you looking for a good horror movie to watch for Halloween?

Check out the list below for a few ideas of what is a scary movie worth watching and what you probably shouldn’t waste your time on.

Click on each title below for a trailer, poster, pictures, my rating, and my full review of the movie.

6 Souls (2009)

The Call (2013)

The Conjuring (2013)

Curse of Chucky (2013)

Evil Dead (2013)

Frankenweenie (2012)

High Tension (2003)

House on Haunted Hill (1959)

The Lords of Salem (2012)

Mama (2013)

The Possession (2012)

The Purge (2013)

Sinister (2012)

Happy Halloween from www.brockingmovies.com

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